Lobophora halterata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GEOMETRIDAE

Larentiinae

Las Descargues, 8 may 2009
Lobophora halterata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Lobophora halterata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Seraphim
La Phalène hexaptérate

Wingspan: 27-34mm

A univoltine species flying from April to June when it is occasionally taken at light. Recorded at Las Descargues and throughout the local woodlands where aspen is present but is more abundant in the poplar plantations at Ladirat.

The larva Feeds on Populus spp., before overwintering as a pupa below ground.

 

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